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Miles Ahead session details

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August 4, 1958 (10 items; TT = 39:10)
Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York NY
Commercial for Columbia
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Miles Davis (tpt, flh); Ernie Royal (tpt); Johnny Coles (tpt); Bernie Glow (tpt); Louis Mucci (tpt); Joe Bennett (tb); Frank Rehak (tb); Jimmy Cleveland (tb); Dick Hixon (tb); Willie Ruff (frh); Julius Watkins (frh); Gunther Schuller (frh); Bill Barber (tuba); Julian "Cannonball" Adderley (as); Romeo Penque (fl, alto fl, cl); Jerome Richardson (fl, alto fl, cl); Danny Bank (alto fl, bcl); Paul Chambers (b); Jimmy Cobb (d); Gil Evans (arr, cond)

1 Prayer (Oh Doctor Jesus) (master) (D. Heyward-G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin) 4:40
2 Prayer (Oh Doctor Jesus) (take 2) (D. Heyward-G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin) 4:14
3 Oh Bess, Oh Where's My Bess? (take 3) (G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin) 3:52
4 Oh Bess, Oh Where's My Bess? (take 5) (G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin) 4:19
5 Oh Bess, Oh Where's My Bess? (master (take 6)) (G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin) 4:27
6 Buzzard Song (master (take 5)) (G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin) 4:06
7 Summertime (master (takes 1/3)) (G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin-D. Heyward) 3:17
8 Summertime (take 2) (G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin-D. Heyward) 3:14
9 There's a Boat That's Leaving Soon for New York (take 2) (G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin) 3:38
10 There's a Boat That's Leaving Soon for New York (master (take 5)) (G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin) 3:23


1 Prayer (Oh Doctor Jesus) (master)
12" LP: Columbia CL 1274 (= CS 8085), Sony 88765 40757-1, Nippon Columbia YS-303, CBS/Sony SONP 50148, CBS/Sony SOPL 154, CBS/Sony 18AP 2055, CBS/Sony 23AP 2555, Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CK 40647, Columbia CK 65141, Columbia CXK 67397, Columbia CXK 90923, Columbia Legacy 88883 75664, Mobile Fidelity Sound Laboratory UDSACD 2200, CBS/Sony 35DP 61, CBS/Sony 32DP 512, Sony SRCS 5699, Sony SRCS 9107, Sony SRCS 7945/50, Sony SICP 657/62, Sony SRCS 9704, Sony SRGS 4518, Sony SICP 813, Sony SICP 1205, Sony SICP 20076, Sony SICP 30215, Sony SICJ 30045/6, Sony SICP 30521/9, Columbia Legacy 86975 24922

2 Prayer (Oh Doctor Jesus) (take 2)
12" LP: Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CXK 67397, Columbia CXK 90923, Sony SRCS 7945/50, Sony SICP 657/62

3 Oh Bess, Oh Where's My Bess? (take 3)
12" LP: Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CXK 67397, Columbia CXK 90923, Sony SRCS 7945/50, Sony SICP 657/62

4 Oh Bess, Oh Where's My Bess? (take 5)
12" LP: Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CXK 67397, Columbia CXK 90923, Sony SRCS 7945/50, Sony SICP 657/62

5 Oh Bess, Oh Where's My Bess? (master (take 6))
12" LP: Columbia CL 1274 (= CS 8085), Sony 88765 40757-1, Nippon Columbia YS-303, CBS/Sony SONP 50148, CBS/Sony SOPL 154, CBS/Sony 18AP 2055, CBS/Sony 23AP 2555, Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CK 40647, Columbia CK 65141, Columbia CXK 67397, Columbia CXK 90923, Columbia Legacy 88883 75664, Mobile Fidelity Sound Laboratory UDSACD 2200, CBS/Sony 35DP 61, CBS/Sony 32DP 512, Sony SRCS 5699, Sony SRCS 9107, Sony SRCS 7945/50, Sony SICP 657/62, Sony SRCS 9704, Sony SRGS 4518, Sony SICP 813, Sony SICP 1205, Sony SICP 20076, Sony SICP 30215, Sony SICJ 30045/6, Sony SICP 30521/9, Columbia Legacy 86975 24922

6 Buzzard Song (master (take 5))
12" LP: Columbia CL 1274 (= CS 8085), Sony 88765 40757-1, Nippon Columbia YS-303, CBS/Sony SONP 50148, CBS/Sony SOPL 154, CBS/Sony 18AP 2055, CBS/Sony 23AP 2555, Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CK 40647, Columbia CK 65141, Columbia CXK 67397, Columbia CXK 90923, Columbia Legacy 88883 75664, Mobile Fidelity Sound Laboratory UDSACD 2200, CBS/Sony 35DP 61, CBS/Sony 32DP 512, Sony SRCS 5699, Sony SRCS 9107, Sony SRCS 7945/50, Sony SICP 657/62, Sony SRCS 9704, Sony SRGS 4518, Sony SICP 813, Sony SICP 1205, Sony SICP 20076, Sony SICP 30215, Sony SICJ 30045/6, Sony SICP 30521/9, Columbia Legacy 86975 24922

7 Summertime (master (takes 1/3))
45 rpm: Columbia 7-8085 [EP]
12" LP: Columbia CL 1274 (= CS 8085), Sony 88765 40757-1, Columbia C5X 45000, Nippon Columbia YS-303, CBS/Sony SONP 50148, CBS/Sony SOPL 154, CBS/Sony 18AP 2055, CBS/Sony 23AP 2555, CBS/Sony 00AP 2076/81, Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CK 40647, Columbia C4K 45000, Columbia C4K 86569, Columbia CK 65141, Columbia CXK 67397, Columbia CXK 90923, Columbia C2K 85475, Columbia CK 64616, Columbia Legacy 88883 75664, Mobile Fidelity Sound Laboratory UDSACD 2200, CBS/Sony 35DP 61, CBS/Sony 32DP 512, Sony SRCS 5699, CBS/Sony 80DP 872/5, Sony SRCS 5691/4, CBS/Sony 80DP 5430/3, Sony SICP 5037/40, Sony SRCS 9107, Sony SRCS 7945/50, Sony SICP 657/62, Sony SRCS 9704, Sony SRCS 2493/4, Sony SRGS 4518, Sony SICP 813, Sony SICP 1205, Sony SICP 20076, Sony SICP 30215, Sony SICJ 30045/6, Jazz Roots CD 56045, Sony SICP 30521/9, Columbia Legacy 86975 24922

8 Summertime (take 2)
12" LP: Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CXK 67397, Columbia CXK 90923, Sony SRCS 7945/50, Sony SICP 657/62

9 There's a Boat That's Leaving Soon for New York (take 2)
12" LP: Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CXK 67397, Columbia CXK 90923, Sony SRCS 7945/50, Sony SICP 657/62

10 There's a Boat That's Leaving Soon for New York (master (take 5))
12" LP: Columbia CL 1274 (= CS 8085), Sony 88765 40757-1, Nippon Columbia YS-303, CBS/Sony SONP 50148, CBS/Sony SOPL 154, CBS/Sony 18AP 2055, CBS/Sony 23AP 2555, Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CK 40647, Columbia CK 65141, Columbia CXK 67397, Columbia CXK 90923, Columbia Legacy 88883 75664, Mobile Fidelity Sound Laboratory UDSACD 2200, CBS/Sony 35DP 61, CBS/Sony 32DP 512, Sony SRCS 5699, Sony SRCS 9107, Sony SRCS 7945/50, Sony SICP 657/62, Sony SRCS 9704, Sony SRGS 4518, Sony SICP 813, Sony SICP 1205, Sony SICP 20076, Sony SICP 30215, Sony SICJ 30045/6, Sony SICP 30521/9, Columbia Legacy 86975 24922


This is the third of four sessions devoted to the recording of Porgy and Bess, Davis's best-selling record until Bitches Brew surpassed it in 1970.

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